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Falling numbers and finances cause school to close

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An East Staffordshire primary school will close by the end of August, after a fall in pupil numbers meant it had to consult on closure for a second time. Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet considered the future of The Henry Prince School in Mayfield at their meeting on May 15, after recent consultation with parents, staff, pupils and the wider community ...

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Cabinet to consider future of The Henry Prince First School

An East Staffordshire primary school could close by the end of August, after a fall in pupil numbers meant it had to consult on closure for a second time. Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet will consider the future of The Henry Prince School in Mayfield at their meeting on May 15, after governors consulted with parents, staff, pupils and the wider ...

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Ninety-nine percent of parents offered top choice primary school

Ninety-nine percent of parents in Staffordshire will find out today (April 16) that they have been allocated one of their top three choices of primary school. And 94% of parents who applied for a primary school place will discover they have been offered their first-choice school, as a result of millions of pounds of investment into schools in the county. ...

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Project seeks digital entrepreneurs to solve social challenges in Staffordshire

David Whitehouse InLIFE

A new project is seeking digital entrepreneurs from across Staffordshire to help solve social challenges faced in the county. Two challenges, announced this week as part of the Staffordshire Digital Innovation Partnerships project, focus on growing community support and raising the aspirations of young people in the region. The launch took place at Cannock Chase High School which is one ...

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Council programme helping people back to work

Hundreds of people are getting their foot on the career ladder thanks to an innovative programme delivered by Staffordshire County Council. The Open Door programme, which was introduced in 2009, helps prepare people for the world of work by offering them a twelve week work experience placement. Over 1,000 people from across the county have already benefited from the programme ...

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Staffordshire skills increase supports new job opportunities

man drawing engineering plans

A countywide skills programme to boost people’s job opportunities is ahead of target in getting people into work or training, while near full employment in Staffordshire continues. The £58million decade-long skills programme is administered by the county council on behalf of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership. Figures released today show that just 1.5 per cent of people in ...

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Nine out of 10 parents allocated their first choice secondary school

School exam - older children

More than nine out of 10 parents will learn today that they have been allocated their first choice secondary school in Staffordshire. Of the 7917 applications made for transfer at age 11, nearly 92 per cent of parents have been allocated their first preference school, with 95 per cent allocated one of their top three preferred schools. This is despite ...

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Tamworth secondary school to be expanded

School exam - older children

A Tamworth Secondary school will be expanded to accommodate more pupils. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet has made the decision to expand The Rawlett School, an AET Academy, and increase the school’s capacity from 960 to 1260 places. This means the school will expand by 60 places per year group. Last year, the school undertook a five-week consultation with local people on ...

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Home education system under discussion

Schools should be challenged by Ofsted if too many pupils are leaving the classroom to be home educated to avoid sanctions, says Staffordshire’s education leader. An enquiry found a noticeable increase in the number of parents choosing home education for their child to avoid the risk of prosecution for persistent absenteeism, with anecdotal evidence that some schools were encouraging parents ...

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Staffordshire skills boost revealed as near full employment continues

Staffordshire Means Skilled People

The number of people without qualifications in Staffordshire has been reduced by 50 per cent over the last four years as the county continues to see near full employment. Skills leaders say close working between the county council and local enterprise partnership means that the rate of people gaining qualifications in Staffordshire is now growing faster than it is nationally. ...

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